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Cortland Bancorp surges in trading on Wednesday

Cortland Bancorp, which lost $1.88 in trading Wednesday, gained nearly all of it back in trading Thursday, closing at $24.85, which is a $1.74 increase. First Niles Financial, which has held steady at $9 for the past 18 days, lost 50 cents in trading Thursday to close at $8.50 per share.

Auto sales trend upward in first quarter of 2019

WARREN — Automobile dealers in the Mahoning Valley continued an upward sales trend three months into 2019 compared to the first quarter of last year. There were 24,159 new and used vehicles sold in January, February and March at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. ...

Youngstown call center hiring 300 more employees

YOUNGSTOWN — VXI Global Solutions, a call center in downtown Youngstown, is looking to add 300 new employees. The need was created by the addition of a new line of business this year for a large food delivery service company and the expansion of two existing accounts, according to the ...

Cortland Bancorp suffers huge loss in trading

Cortland Bancorp, which had gained 99 cents in trading Tuesday, lost $1.88 in trading Wednesday to close at $23.11 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 18th day in a row.

Local bank stocks mixed Tuesday

Cortland Bancorp gained 99 cents in trading Tuesday to close at $24.99 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 17th day in a row.

Local gas prices below NEO average

WARREN — At $2.57 per gallon, the average price for gasoline in the Warren-Youngstown area is 2 cents less than the average across northeast Ohio, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The average price in Niles is $2.51 per gallon, which is 8 cents less than the region’s ...

Local bank stocks stand pat in Monday trading

After a volatile week in trading last week, Cortland Bancorp held steady in trading Monday to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 16th day in a row.

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SPRAGUE TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER EVENT: Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague will speak at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes & Legislators event 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 9 at Trumbull County Country Club, Warren. The cost is $10 per person. Sprague, Ohio’s 49th state treasurer, oversees ...

File on time even if you can’t pay

Special to the Tribune Chronicle With the tax filing due date on Monday, taxpayers should remember to both file and pay any taxes they owe by the deadline. Taxpayers who do not file and pay timely will see their tax debt grow. In fact, penalties and interest can cause a taxpayer’s ...

Cortland Bancorp regains losses

After losing $1.85 in trading throughout the week, Cortland Bancorp regained all its losses in trading Friday and added another dime to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 15th day in a row.

Cortland Bancorp loses again

After losing 90 cents in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp lost another 95 cents in trading Thursday to close at $22.05 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 14th day in a row.

Local bank stocks have mixed results in trading

Cortland Bancorp tumbled in trading Wednesday, losing 90 cents per share to close at $23 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $9 per share for the 13th day in a row.

Local bank stocks hold steady in Wednesday trading

After gaining 80 cents in trading Monday, Cortland Bancorp held steady in trading Tuesday to close at $23.90 per share. First Niles Financial finished unchanged once again, closing at $9 per share.

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CHAMBER FOUNDATION AWARDED GRANT: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation has secured a $10,000 grant for business development manager Marcy Angelo to receive highly specialized education and workforce development training. The money from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will ...

US Safety Gear growing operation

WARREN — US Safety Gear is expanding its brand while it helps other businesses expand theirs. Not exactly tucked away on Enterprise Drive SW because the building that houses the supplier of safety gear for the construction and other industries is 110,000-square-feet, the company has ...

Nominees for Athena Award announced

WARREN — Fifteen nominees have been announced for the 27th annual Athena Award, which recognizes women who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment. The nominees are: • Jennifer Brainard, co-owner, Champion Skate • Jaclyn Carpenter, director of booking, JAC ...

Cortland Bancorp makes slight gain to end week

After losing 88 cents in trading throughout the week, Cortland Bancorp gained 3 cents in trading Friday to close at $23.10 per share. First Niles Financial continued to hold steady at $9 per share.

Cortland Bancorp stock continues slide in trading

After losing 25 cents in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp lost 63 cents in trading Thursday to close at $23.07 per share. First Niles Financial continued to hold steady at $9 per share.

Local bank stocks return mixed results in trading

After gaining 34 cents earlier this week, Cortland Bancorp lost 25 cents in trading Wednesday to close at $23.70 per share. First Niles Financial continued to hold steady at $9 per share.